AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– Volunteers wanted to give back to the community and turn tragic memories into positive ones during Saturday’s Day of Service.
There were several community projects planned for Saturday. One had volunteers working in the Aurora Municipal Center Xeriscape Garden located at 15151 E. Alameda Parkway.
“We’re all part of the community here. Many of us live in Aurora and this was an important day for us as well as for the whole community,” said volunteer Greg Baker.
More than a dozen volunteers signed up to beautify the xeriscape garden.
“We are planting a butterfly garden in remembrance of 7-20. It’s a place of reflection, a place of healing. There’s something more cathartic in dealing with the Earth, with nature,” said Baker.
It was an emotional day for some volunteers. Marcus Shaw watered flowers and pulled weeds in the garden. He said the physical activity works to keep his mind off what happened a year ago.
“It’s a real emotional day. We’re not really talking about that but we all know in our hearts how we feel about that and how it touched that but we’re really focused on this,” said Shaw.